“We’re safe here in the forest until Marlon gets back. All of you, continue to rest and gain energy from bathing in the dappled light of the forest. Hopefully, we have found our new home.”
For 27 days and nights, they waited for Marlon to return. There was an anticipation of excitement in the air when he came back.
“Marlon, what have you found out? Can we live here?”
“I’m afraid not, your majesty.”
“What? Why not?”
“It’s some of the lifeforms of this world, Sir. They cut down the trees. Soon, nothing of this world will be left.”
Written in response to Charli Mill’s 99-word flash fiction challenge, with the theme of ‘Forest Bathing‘, over at the Carrot Ranch.
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34 thoughts on “Visitors #flashfiction”
Yeah, we don’t deserve this planet.
I agree. When we’re all gone, I hope another lifeform will take more care of it.
You are so truly amazing. I LOVE your writing. It is definitely art in its highest form.
Wow! What a fabulous compliment, Anne. That’s certainly made my day. Thank you so much.
Great, Hugh. You have hit the nail on the head with this one.
Thanks, Robbie. 😀
Clever one, Hugh! It is sad that our forests are getting decimated. If it continues we will be in trouble. We need the trees to clean our air and provide oxygen as you mentioned. Hugs xx
We do, Janice. Trees are our friends. We should treat them like our weekend guests.
Yes! Hugs xx
A good bit of reverse plotting in a sci-fi where we humans are the destroying monsters making our own world unihabitable to others. Thankfully, this monarch didnt land in the US and make the classic demand ;; “Take me to your leader!”
Thanks, Charli. 😀
Reblogged this on Viv Drewa – The Owl Lady.
Powerful little piece here Hugh. ❤
Thanks, Debby. Another one for book 2, maybe?
I’m thinking so! 🙂 xx
Good one, Hugh. Hopefully they didn’t land on Earth! Or we’re all doomed.
Pause for thought, Diana. I think we may well already be. 🤔
Not yet, but we’re getting there fast! It’s mind-boggling that people think they can survive without nature.
For some reason I think this could be non-fiction…
A true story, maybe? 😀 Who knows?
I love forests so this story is a sad one for me – but appropriate for the upcoming Earth Day! Well done.
I wasn’t aware that Earth Day was coming up. Thanks for letting me know, Jan.
I love your ability to be so thought-provoking in just a few words.
Thank you, Donna. I like my stories to have an inner message that everyone can think about.
Great story Hugh ☺
Have a great weekend.
You too sir.
Well done, Hugh. TGIF hugs.
My inner Druid was speechless. More hugs.
So true, Hugh, and too sad. We need to stop those lifeforms before they get out of control.
We do, Norah. It’s a frightening thought of how much destruction us humans can do on our own. And, of course, our friends the trees, take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen.
That’s right. We shouldn’t be destroying our friends so wantonly.